SET 1: ----- d1t01 - Feel Like A Stranger d1t02 - Friend Of The Devil d1t03 - New Minglewood Blues d1t04 - Tennessee Jed d1t05 - Cassidy d1t06 - It Must Have Been The Roses d1t07 - Crowd/Tuning/Technical Difficulties/Noodling d1t08 - On The Road Again -> d1t09 - Beat It On Down The Line d1t10 - Stagger Lee d2t01 - I Need A Miracle -> d2t02 - Bertha
SET 2: ----- d2t03 - China Cat Sunflower -> d2t04 - I Know You Rider d2t05 - Lost Sailor -> d2t06 - Saint Of Circumstance -> d2t07 - Eyes Of The World -> d2t08 - Drums -> d3t01 - Space -> d3t02 - Iko Iko -> d3t03- Truckin' -> d3t04 - Stella Blue -> d3t05 - Sugar Magnolia d3t06 - (Encores) It's All Over Now, Baby Blue -> d3t07 - Johnny B. Goode
The AUD speed was increased on average by 1% to match the soundboard.
There are occasional gaps in both the AUD and SBD, so there will be instances where only one source is playing. The SBD has more cuts in it, particularly between songs.
There is a second AUD source patched into Sugar Magnolia from 1:40 to 2:50, it seems.
The Low Gain of the SBD was increased by 3 dB.
The SBD can sound a little scratchy during some loud parts, which may be the result of the technical difficulties they were having in Set I. (Not due to Gain adjust)
The transition between disc 2 and 3 is seamless.
For mysterious purposes only, an echo effect was added to the 30 second bit of noodling before I Need a Miracle.
The results of this matrix are pretty darn good - enjoy this amazing Iowa Dead!
sorry, but i think this matrix fucks up a great aud. i'm like that though.
Reviewer:Evan S. Hunt
August 14, 2009 Subject:
With the exception that this sounds like it needs more speed correction (but how would you accomplish it?) The SBD is slow and the AUD is fast and they who have presented this have diligently attempted to correct both. Perhaps it's not correctable but, nun the less, the band is really accessible on this performance and it rather bristles with delight.
Great recording of a great performance. This one deserves an 8 of 5 stars.
April 30, 2009 Subject:
Note to self: Listened to this when sanding/refinishing that beat-to-fck floor...every time sander was turned off some cool-ass song was on...my style mix (matrix)
gotta listen to it again...think it will be good working-music or driving-across-texas music
April 24, 2009 Subject:
I have to admit I haven't listened to much of the early 80's, but this show smokes from start to finish. The mix is fantastic and everyone is clearly audible throughout. The post-Space segment is particularly good, especially considering how they often lost steam coming back from the break. Earlier reviewers are right in that Jerry is ripping the entire show.
As a current student at Iowa it's pretty crazy to think this show was played in a square gymnasium now filled with basketball courts-- hence Phil's comment before the encore. Great show!
That was a great line by Bob in Minglewood. This was an excellent show in every way: setlists, instrumentation, Jerry's voice, etc. I love the venue too--definitely the kind of place the Dead outgrew in the later years.
October 27, 2008 Subject:
"When you get back your better butter my bread"
I have to admit a big bias up front. An old buddy attended and taped this show so I have listened to a great lo-gen audience maybe over one hundred times through out the years and it stands up to be one of the best shows ever. The first set starts off with a smooth and silky crazy Stanger, with everyone gelling.The FOTD is great with Brent's vocals being outstanding some of his best continue to occur during this entire show. His work on the electric piano is one of the unique quailties of 1982 Dead and he is perfect. Minglewood is rocking and if you don't remember a Bob slide solo you will laugh your ass off, yes he learned how to play slide live on stage. Jerry could be so patient.Tennessee really demostrates the great phrasing Jerry applied to every detail of this show.Cassidy,although not as good as 8/3/82 which is also a must listen show from the tour,
cooks. Roses is beautiful and then they have some sounds problems which results in Bob taking the charge and assuring all that we can do it. It is clear how much fun the band is having and some of Bob's banter is very heartfelt. They do the reverse from Alpine, which works great, On the Road>BIODTL!!!Jerry playing is amazing indulging in a two round solo. The second Stagger Lee since 1979 and they go off on it. Bob plays some fun slide at the end too.The set closer is almost too much. Jerry's reverb tease is great and then they rip into Miracle which agains features Jerry playing whatever he wants. His chord strumming into his last solo is sick and then they explode into Bertha.Brent playing on the B3 is awesome too.Phil is raging!!! Bill and Mickey are amazing this whole show and this matrix really does them justice. They drive every song and it pushes the band to the best levels.It is almost funny listening to how relaxed the crowd is at times, they are hust soaking it up. You can even hear the break music which I could not identify. Set II opens with an epic China> Rider much better than 8/7/82 they should have released this show instead, with a long transition into Rider and again screaming leads from Jerry. The harmonies are also outstanding, Brent is super. Phil is also very present and continues for the rest of the set.A great Lost Sailor, listen to the end jam into a smashing Saint into one of the best fast tempo Eyes you will hear. Jerry's solos and phrasing is magic. A fun space into a killer Aiko, listen to Bob play the quick chords at the begining which works and this show is the only time I believe he played like this. Truckin' is ear candy and then the play a really sweet Stella, it is noteworthy more for it's reflective confidence than epic ending solo. A must listen it is one of my favorite version. You might think this is a Bob show but Jerry drives almost every Bob song before Bob does.He leads the band in to one of the best Around teases with Bob than starting the chords to a smokin Sugar Mag. Bob again plays the fast chord progressions like he does in Aiko and the results are way cool. Bob & Brent really rock it out.SSDD has Bob screaming his lungs out. Before the encores Phil speaks, you can hear the "Let Phil sing" guy during the first set, so he must have been happy. He thanks the audience for making this tour as good as it was and ask that they build a better place for them to play next year.They go into a majestic version of Baby Blue, then Jerry does it one last time bam right into a smokin Johnnie B Goode and away we go one more time. If you love this show I would highly recommend the first set to 8/4/82. A killer Row Jimmy, with slide by Jerry, into LL Rain, the 1st Stagger Lee> rockin Promised land. 10/10/82, first set of 9/15/82 and 7/31/82 too.
June 1, 2008 Subject:
New version available.
The remastered version now circulates. It's worth clicking to a different web page.
February 25, 2008 Subject:
This show smokes for good reason. The performances are excellent. The band is really on top of the music. And Jerry's voice is good.
This matrix mix is beautiful. Highly recommend this show to anyone who thinks 1982 wasn't a good year for the dead.
February 25, 2008 Subject:
Best of Both Worlds
Take a 5 star show and a 5 star quality recording(s) and you get this monster. The AUD and SBD were both excellent in their own right, but then the kind folks here decided that a matrix of the two would be even better. Guess what? They were right. Sound is fantastic and the blend seamless. I'll let the other reviews already posted speak to the quality of the show itself, which is yet another masterpiece from a year deservedly taking its rightful place among some of the best the boys had to offer. Just look at the set list, especially the second, and you know something special was going on. Again, hats off to the fantastic work on this upload.